Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
Everyone has already done a tremendous job providing their impressions of the scrimmage, and there definitely appears to be a consensus as to what did and did not work for the Bruins at Drake. For those that weren't able to make it, here are some photos to give an idea of what the afternoon was like. (As per the information provided in an earlier post, I've done my best to eliminate shots which showed any formations.)
Norm Chow had a keen eye on Ricky Marvray. Marvray saw a lot of action in the game and while he didn't make any catches in the scrimmage, he was very active.
More after the jump.
If you were making a kid's book about football and asked the illustrator to draw a giant defensive lineman who was a force of nature unto himself, it would look like Brian Price:
Norm Chow offers Brian Price a meal coupon (do they still have those?) in exchange for taking it easy on his offense. As it turned out, Price would not oblige:
The entire team simulates the experience of trying to block Price:
I know the athletic department doesn't want us showing any pictures of formations, but I thought it was only fair to warn SDSU about our new 4 QB, multiball offense we're implementing this season. It's going to revolutionize the game!
Christian Ramirez looked good in 1 on 0 drills:
However once Ramirez met the first team defense, it was another story:
Here's a scene that Bruins fans became all too familiar with last year. The QB (in this case Prince) is under immediate pressure...
and floats the ball to a wide open....defender (Moore)
who takes the ball to the house
But things looked better when they handed the ball to Johnathan Franklin (this sequence is all from the same carry):
Milton Knox is the kind of guy who can hide in a crowd. Want proof? He has the ball in this photo. Try to find him.
For a little guy, Milton Knox has great forward lean:
Damien Thigpen was quick to hit the holes:
Jerry Johnson makes the catch while another Jerry looks on:
Overall, it was a rough day for the WRs. This time it was Randall Carroll who found himself on the ground without a football.
The TEs looked great, however. Here's Ryan Moya and the art of the stiff arm:
As noted in other posts, the defensive secondary was grabbing and holding a lot. I like the aggression, but they'll have to clean that up.
This was pretty representative of what the return game was like. Coverage guys off balance and reaching while a returner (Viney here) runs free. If you're an optimist, it means we have gamebreakers on special teams:
This picture does show the Bruins in formation, so if you need to remove it, I understand. But I just wanted to illustrate how amazing it was to watch UCLA football with Royce and Powell in the background.
Overall, it was great to see that there are some playmakers emerging on this team. As we all know, there are going to be some growing pains with this team. But at least at means there's growth ahead.